Recycling clothes is a great way for frugal families to save money. Hand me downs, goodwill, consignment finds and garage sales make getting great clothes at a fraction of retail price easy. But what about those clothing items that seem to be permanently ruined or worn beyond repair. You can recycle them to. Here are a few ideas on how to do this.
1. Make a bed spread using old jeans. I recently made a bed spread for my daughter’s first big girl bed. I am not much of a sewer but it was easy. Simply cut squares out of old worn out jeans that are no longer wearable. Sew the squares together in strips the width of the bed spread you desire. Then sew the strips together to the proper length. Sew this quilt top to an appropriate size old flannel sheet – right sides facing each other. Then turn it inside out. Secure the quilt top to the sheet further by tying pear cotton bows on every other square. This quilt is thin yet very heavy and warm. You can also make great potholders using old jeans and thick batting.
2. Dye stained clothes a darker color.